Daniela Schroeter

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Daniela Schroeter
Associate Professor of Public Administration
(269) 387-8941
223E Walwood Hall, Mail Stop 5440
Mailing address: 
School of Public Affairs and Administration
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5440 USA
  • Ph.D, Interdisciplinary Evaluation, Western Michigan University, 2008
  • M.A., German as a Foreign/Second Lanugage, Intercultural Business Communication, and American Studies, Friedrich Schiller University, 2002
Research interests: 
  • Evaluation theory, methodology, and practice
  • Capacity-building in non-profit, non-government, and government organizations

Daniela Schroeter, a German native, holds a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary evaluation and a Master’s degree in intercultural business communications and German and American studies. She is very active in research and evaluation studies on policy and strategy, food safety, networks and partnerships, evidence-based practice, and education. Her evaluation portfolio includes the United States Departments of Education and Agriculture, CDC, and national science and research foundations in Luxembourg, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Schroeter was honored for Excellence in Discovery at WMU. In 2013, she received the national Marcia Guttentag Award of the American Evaluation Association. Dr. Schroeter serves as an associate editor for the Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, which she helped found. Her work has truly international reach covering China, Germany, Kenya, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Thailand. Dr. Schroeter’s teaching experience and interests include:

  • PADM 5830: Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations
  • PADM 6060: Analytical Methods
  • PADM 6390: Performance Evaluation and Information Technology
  • PADM 6400: Nonprofit Governance
  • PADM 6461: Evaluation of Nonprofit Organizations
  • PADM 6640: Advanced Research Design
  • PADM 7300: Doctoral Dissertation